Caracas, August 15 (RHC)-- Residents of Venezuela's capital, as well as representatives from social movements, worker's unions and other organizations mobilized on Monday to participate in the Anti-Imperialist March through the streets of Caracas.
Participants in the mass demonstration strongly rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's recent statement that he was considering “many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary.”
“With the objective of protecting its economic interests” the United States has historically spilled blood in the name of liberty and freedom," said Elisabeth Bellorin, a public worker. She encouraged viewers to question: “Up until now, which countries where they've stuck their noses is currently doing well? None. Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya are examples of death that the empire causes.”
Also participating in the march was Claudia Echeverria of La Pastora parish. She said that Venezuelans “will not permit imperialism to put its claws on our country.”
Meanwhile, Pedro Pereira, a freelance worker, exhorted all Venezuelans who oppose the revolutionary process to become more conscious of the threat faced by the country, for bombs do not distinguish between political positions, beliefs or color. “To oppose” the revolutionary process “is one thing, however, it's completely different to endorse the assassination of the people. Let hate go. Think about the future of your children.”
Trump, a multi-billionaire and real estate magnate, has not backed down from his statements made Friday which threatened Venezuela with military intervention after the country went ahead with its National Constituent Assembly elections on July 30th.
The constitutional measure aims to foster a national dialogue to help quell four months of political unrest and modify the constitution with input from broad sectors of society.
Many countries of Latin America, as well as Russia, China and Germany have criticized the U.S. warmongering stance toward Venezuela.
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